Careers

Business Librarian

Apply now Job no: 492828
Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Business, Olin Library
Division: Academic Affairs

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Service Months:

12

Position Summary:

The Business Librarian will serve as liaison to the undergraduate to business majors, as well as support the students and curricula of the Crummer School of Business.  Under the direction of the Head of User Experience, the Business Librarian will participate in all aspects of public services in Olin Library. This position is a tenure track faculty position. The Business Librarian is expected to be appointed as an assistant professor. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship, and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins.  

Reference

  • Provide on-ground and virtual research assistance during scheduled hours at the Olin Library, including some evening and weekend hours.
  • Participate in collection development of the collection in all formats.
  • Provide research support by appointment for students and faculty in assigned departments and for assigned students in the Honors program.

Instruction

  • Provide information literacy instruction including library orientation, general undergraduate instruction (including, on occasion, credit bearing courses), upper division and subject specific information literacy instruction.
  • Develop innovative ways to enhance the information literacy of students using on-ground and online instruction and asynchronous online learning modules.
  • Incorporate the ACRL Framework for information literacy into instruction and research consultations.

Liaison

  • Develop relationships with faculty members in the business, economics, and health professions programs, and in the Crummer School of Business; assume the liaison role for undergraduate and graduate programs in business.
  • In-depth knowledge of academic and commercial business databases; knowledge of emerging trends and products in business-related library resources in all formats.
  • Partner with faculty to improve student information literacy.
  • Work with the Head of Collections & Systems and faculty members to develop the collection in all formats; maintain a knowledge of emerging business resources.
  • Encourage communication between faculty and the library.
  • Seek innovative projects, services, and resources in partnership with faculty and students to improve library support.
  • In conjunction with other departments in the library, coordinate services and collections to meet the needs of the Rollins community.
  • In consultation with the Library Director, coordinate assessment and analysis of Olin Library collections and services.

Professional Development, Research, and Scholarship

  • Continued and growing membership and activity in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Continuing education in an appropriate area of Business librarianship.
  • Research and scholarship in academic librarianship or another appropriate discipline.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at www.rollins.edu.

Education and Experience:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library program is required.
  • At least three years of experience at an academic library is required.
  • An undergraduate degree in a business discipline is required.
  • Educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to maintain the library’s web presence and develop our online services through emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Reference and instruction experience in business is preferred.
  • An MBA or second masters in a business-related discipline is preferred.
  • Familiarity with data collection, analysis, and reporting is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; in various media.
  • Ability to interact with the public and academic community effectively and courteously.
  • An outgoing, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education.
  • Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with a learning management system, integrated library system, and electronic and web-based reference resources.
  • Ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment.
  • The potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to academic librarianship or another appropriate discipline.
  • Willingness to work non-standard hours including some evenings and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Contact information for three references

Inquiries may be directed to:

Susan Montgomery
Associate Professor, Olin Library
smontgomery@rollins.edu 
(407) 646-2295

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Competitive salary plus a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:

 

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this: | More

Already Applied?

View your application and progress

Sign In

Job Alerts

Stay informed of new opportunities at Rollins College

Customize Your Alerts

Search

Work type

Categories

Academic Affairs